Below are some things to consider, and try, to help your KardiaMobile get a signal and complete a recording. If you can complete a recording, but want to improve recording quality, please refer to these tips. These troubleshooting step are only for KardiaMobile, NOT KardiaMobile 6L
- Please confirm you are using a smartphone/tablet listed on our Compatibility Chart https://www.alivecor.com/compatibility
Your Phone or Tablet:
Ensure the Kardia device is within 6 inches of your smart phone’s microphone
- Microphones in smartphones are usually at the bottom of your device
- iPads normally have the microphone near the top of the device
- If you have a case on your phone, please remove it (some cases can physically block the signal between your phone and the Kardia device).
- Make sure there are no accessories plugged into phone such as headsets or phone charger at time of recording.
- If, by chance, you wear hearing aids, please be sure to turn them off before taking a recording.
- Do not charge or have your phone connected to a charging/data cable
Closeout of any other apps that may be running on your smartphone
- Sometimes other apps may be running in the background and may affect Kardia's ability to access your smartphone's microphone.
- Do not sync or backup your phone while recording an EKG
Turn off Bluetooth while recording
- This step is only for KardiaMobile, NOT KardiaMobile 6L
Interaction with EKG hardware:
Keep your Kardia electrodes clean using soap and water or
- Bleach solution as recommended by the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/bleach.html#:~:text=Mix%201%20cup%20(240%20mL,Rinse%20surfaces%20with%20clean%20water.
- To clean the device, spray the cleaner on a soft cloth and thoroughly wipe the device
- Ensure the device is sufficiently dried.
- Do not use disinfecting wipes or alcohol based products as these products could adversely
affect the product performance.
- Do not immerse the device or expose the device to excessive liquid.
- Make sure that you are on the most recent version of the Kardia app
- Replace the battery in your KardiaMobile, especially if you've had it for more than 9 months.
- Restart your device